HC Deb 20 June 1980 vol 986 c698W
Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of students in maintained secondary schools now stay in school after the compulsory school-leaving age for one, two and three extra years, respectively.

Dr. Boyson

From information relating to the school year 1978–79, it is estimated that the proportion of pupils in maintained secondary schools in England who were staying on at least one extra year was 24 per cent. at least two extra years 16 per cent. and three years 1 per cent.